Wow! I am overwhelmed at the amount of emails that continue to fill my inbox. I am pretty sure that everyone has been replied to now, if not - contact me again.
I know that it is too late for many people to get prepared, but Noami from Seven Cherubs emailed me yesterday with a link to a VERY informative blog post she has put together about being prepared for evacuation or if you are stranded in your home. As I watch the television, I am seeing supermarkets filled with stressed shoppers, trying to stock up on food, water, torches, batteries, etc. - the essentials that they will need to survive for a short period of time while the flash flooding, heavy rainfalls and evacuations continue.
I would like to say that if I were faced with the same disaster, I would be totally organised and have enough food, water and essential supplies in my home so that I don't have to fight the crowds at the shops. But I am not. Our church encourages it's members to prepare themselves for disaster or tough times by having a supply of food and other supplies in storage. This is something that I am still working at, but after seeing the devastation that is sweeping across Queensland, I know that I need to be more diligent.
We are also encouraged to put together a 72-Hour Emergency Kit which holds the essentials that we will need to survive for 72 hours if we had to leave our home. Naomi shares exactly what you need to do to become organised for a disaster. If you are in disaster area, it might not be too late to gather a few essential supplies to make your evacuation a little less stressful. For the rest of us, this is a big wake up call to get organised and be prepared as you never know when disaster will strike.